ALTAMONT — The village has a contested election for the first time in years as four candidates are running for two trustee posts.

We urge the board to hold a special election so that people can elect their leader directly.

ALBANY COUNTY — Although millions of dollars are spent every year by taxpayers through their fire districts in the western half of Albany County, just hundreds of the tens-of-thousands of the eligible voters turned out for the commissioner elections on Tuesday.

Chris Tague

After a close election in April, Schoharie Republican Chris Tague won the race to represent the 102nd Assembly District after Republican Peter Lopez stepped down. His Democratic opponent, Aidan O’Connor, is again challenging him in the November election.

Patricia Brooks hopes to return to Market 32, with friends, to hold up signs encouraging people to vote in the upcoming election.

In the wake of its capital-project defeat, the Guilderland School District will look at exit polls to see what direction to take next, said Superintendent Marie Wiles.

A 100-year-old annual dinner will be replaced with a new fundraiser as the Knox Reformed Church “passes the torch” to its younger congregants.

Incumbent Democrat Patricia A. Fahy faces two challengers to represent the 109th State Assembly district: Republican Robert G. Porter and Conservative Joseph P. Sullivan.

Candidates for New York State’s Assembly and Senate were asked about relevant background, their reasons for running, and what they hope to achieve if elected. They were also asked to give their views on each of these issues:

Voters in Guilderland, New Scotland, Coeymans, and the Hilltowns will have the chance to vote for either incumbent George Amedore or challenger Pat Strong for Senate in November.


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